Apple & Cheddar Cheese Scones
Preheat oven to 425*F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
2 c. flour
¼ c. sugar
1 tbs. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. dried thyme
½ tsp. cracked pepper
Combine in bowl:
¼ c. butter or margarine, chilled, diced
With a pastry blender, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form (some pea-sized pieces):
1 apple –Gala or Delicious-cored, cut into ¼” pieces (1 ½ cups)
½ c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz.)
¾ c. milk
Stir in apple, cheese and milk until ingredients are moistened and a dough starts to form.
1 egg lightly beaten
On lightly floured surface gently knead dough until it comes together – don’t over knead.
Shape into 7” wide disk. Brush with egg. Cut into 8 wedges and arrange 2” apart on baking sheet.
I use a round or shaped biscuit cutter instead and get about 12 scones.
Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Cool on rack 1 minute; remove from pan and enjoy!
I found this recipe in a Woman's World magazine back in Sept. of 2004 and it has been a favorite here since. It's one of a very few recipes that I made absolutely NO changes in - except for high altitude. This one has not been adjusted; use as is.